The project aims at defining guidelines for the production of thin gauge hot rolled strips in an economically accepted way. Laboratory trials will be carried out to simulate the transfer of hot rolled materials for an additional rolling stand where a heavy warm rolling reduction will be performed. The feasibility and possibilities of this novel approach will be investigated. Research work will be concentrated on ferritic rolling of ELC-, ULC- and IF-steels, warm rolling of plain CMn steels and pearlitic rolling of eutectoidic and proeutecctoidic steels. The influence of the processing parameters on the mechanical properties and the surface quality will be investigated. Guidelines will be defined for the design of the equipment and the obtained results will be evaluated regarding the properties and the estimated cost.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts